The results are in! The Mexican Insurance Industry automobile theft report from March 2016 to February 2017 just provided the reports and we’ve had a chance to go through them. The numbers are on the rise in many parts of Mexico. Especially carjacking in the South and Southeastern parts of Mexico. These Insured Mexican Vehicle Theft reports are in spanish so we summarize these for you in english in different categories:
The table below shows that Mexican Insured Vehicle Theft from Feb 2016 to March 2017 have increased. This shows 30% increase in theft across the country:
Tops Areas/Cities to have Vehicle Stolen in Mexico
The States in Mexico with the Most Insured Vehicle Auto Theft
And Baja North is the 12th most targeted state by thieves in Mexico, with vehicle thefts increasing 30% since 2015.
State Theft Rankings
If you are driving into one of those top states be aware of this list…the top 15 towns or colonies within those states where the insured vehicles are being reported stolen.
Here you will find the rankings by State for vehicle theft. It’s nice to see Baja Sur last of the 32 states. A little concerning that Baja North is 12th since it is part of the mexinsurance.com Limited Territory plan. Also nice to see Sonora down at #18.
Most Stolen Vehicles
Here are the hard numbers by vehicle within their vehicles class, Make and Model of Mexican Vehicle Thefts in 2016
Most tourist will pay highest attention to these numbers and reports below. Whenever a vehicle is stolen at gunpoint, or by force or threat of violence (what we refer to as “carjacking”) it is reported as a violent theft in Mexico. Here are the numbers below of violent thefts and notice the majority are in just a handful of states.
Carjacking in Mexico
You can see from the graphic below that carjacking in Mexico, with the exception of Sinaloa, is most common in the South and Southeastern part of Mexico. In fact, these reports suggest that 80% of all Mexican Vehicle Thefts by Violence, “carjackings” happen in these 9 states: